New Tostitos Bag Knows When Your Drunk And Will Call You An Uber

(PCM) Technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and continues grow even more each and every day. That is why it is not too very surprising that the Frito-Lay’s company has created a bag of Tostitos that cares about your personal safety and can literally let you know when you are too drunk to drive and call you an Uber to arrive home safely.

Frito-Lays has partnered up with both Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and created the “Party Safe” bag of Tostitos that has the ability to detect traces of alcohol on your breath. If the bag senses that there is too much alcohol on your breath it will flash red and display a don’t drink and drive message. If the bag does not detect alcohol on your breath it will flash green letting you know that you are sober enough to drive home.

But, wait, there’s more! If the bag flashes red with the don’t drink and drive message, you will receive a $10 Uber discount code. When you touch your smartphone to the bag it will then automatically call an Uber for you to pick you up from your location and get you home safe and sound.

The special Tostitos “Party Safe” bags are being offered for a limited time only and available in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday in a effort to prevent drinking and driving during the Big Game. It has not yet been revealed where the bags will be available for purchase and if the company has any plans to make them a permanent fixture for their brand in the future.

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Oprah Is On Her Way To A Fridge Near You!

(PCM) The Kraft Heinz food company has some exciting news with the announcement of their upcoming partnership with celebrity Oprah Winfrey. The joint venture will be called “Mealtime Stories” and together Kraft Heinz and Oprah will be creating a new line of packaged, refrigerated meals. Kraft Heinz says the mission is to create a new line of food that will make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone.

There has been very little detail about what type of food choices will be offered, however rumors are circulating that the meals will consist of meat, fish, poultry and vegetables. Partnering with Kraft Heinz is not the first time that Oprah has done work in the food industry. She was a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, even going as far as to buy a rather large stake in the company and she also recently published a cook book which quickly made it’s way to the top of the New York Times best-sellers list.

Kraft Heinz will initially develop, manufacture, market and sell this new line of food products in the U.S. As part of the joint venture, 10% of profits will be donated to charities aimed at eradicating hunger. The company plans to reveal more details about “Mealtime Stories” later this year!

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Raw Cookie Dough Restaurant Opens In NYC

(PCM) Throw those food safety myths about the dangers of consuming raw cookie dough out the window, as what is probably the world’s first raw cookie dough restaurant has opened it’s doors in New York City. If you recall, the FDA issued a warning in 2016 about the dangers of consuming raw cookie dough and it wasn’t just the danger of salmonella that could potentially be found in eggs. The FDA warned that there was an e.Coli outbreak in flour and consuming any uncooked flour was a danger to your health and could even possibly kill you!

Well, worry no more! A new eatery called has opened in Greenwich Village, NYC and it is being touted as a “cookie dough scoop shop”! Just the same as an ice cream shop, you can choose the flavors of cookie dough which range from classic chocolate chip to oatmeal m&m or if you are feeling especially adventurous you can combine flavors to create yummy combinations such as Fluffernutter, Confetti or Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle. Sounds heavenly to us!

The cookie dough scoops are served in a bowl or a cone and the store also offers other specialty items such as a cookie dough ice cream pie and the deliciously looking “cookie bomb” which features layers of buttercream icing on top of a cookie dough scoop of your choice.

For those that are worried about the safety of consuming raw cookie dough, DŌ uses pasteurized egg product and heat-treated flour to ensure proper food safety precautions. We are without a doubt paying this place a visit sometime in the very near future!  Yum!

 

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Man Claims Ageism After Being Banned From Starbucks For Hitting On A 16-year Old Employee

(PCM) A 37-year old man by the name of Lucas Werner has been banned from the Starbucks location in Spokane, Washington after being accused of hitting on 16-year old female employee and generally just being a creep.  Werner has posted a defense on social media claims that he is the victim of ageism or otherwise discriminated against due to his age.

Werner’s defense claims that he was unfairly banned from the establishment after he innocently requested that the 16-year old female barista accompany him for dinner sometime. He claims that the note he wrote and passed to the young woman was not at all sexual in nature and was completely and utterly harmless.

Starbucks and the barista felt differently and Werner’s actions were reported to the local authorities. Angered by the situation Werner posted the following message on his Facebook page and urged his supporters to call the Starbucks location and complain on his behalf.

For those who would like to call them to complain about age difference discrimination on my behalf. In brief, a barista said I was funny and that she liked me, so I politely thanked her, sat down to drink my hot chocolate, wrote her a nice note, so as not to interrupt her work schedule asking her out to dinner if she was interested and walked out, happily thanking the friendly staff and wishing them a Merry Christmas.
When I returned yesterday, a Spokane Police Officer said the note was creepy, which it wasn’t, and asked me to not return because I was being banned. We already know this is because the barista was young and legal aged and I’m 37.
I did not ask her to have sex with me. I asked if she would like to have dinner sometime. Perfectly normal adult behavior. I figure, if she was 16 and flirtatious it would still be legal to ask her to dinner. You can’t even work at Starbucks unless you’re 16, which is the legal age to date people. This is a clear case of age discrimination. Feel free to call them to complain on my behalf.

It seems, however that Werner’s plan backfired and rather than people rallying to support him they instead wrote tons of positive reviews for the Starbucks location. They praised the management of the store for taking swift action and protecting their young female employee.  Upon further investigation it has been revealed that Werner actually lives in a homeless shelter and this is not the first time he has been accused of behaving inappropriately with a female minor.

Werner runs a website called Conversation Our Age which basically just consists of posting complaining about why younger women won’t date him and all the reasons that he feels they should. It’s really very pathetic.  One post in particular reads:

I haven’t had a girlfriend in 5 years. I’ve never dated a younger woman in my life. I’ve been trying to date younger women for 5 years. I’m an atheist. I’ve given away over $3000 worth of food on the street in 5 years. I moved 400 miles from Olympia to Spokane because I couldn’t find anyone on 4 dating sites. I need to date a Millennial. I’m 37 years old. Generation X marks the spot. I’ve dated women my age to 18 years older. All my exes, mom and step-mom prefer older men to two 30 year marriages between my 4 parents. I’ve lost 170 lbs. I’m looking for a woman under 26 years old in Spokane to go out to dinner with me to Red Robin tonight. Any takers?

Starbucks claims they have no plans to allow Werner to return to their establishment and we certainly praise them for weeding out a definite creeper!

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Hot New Wedding Trend Has Couples Faking The Cake

(PCM) Everyone knows that weddings can be tremendously expensive endeavors and one of the more costly items can be a fancy and elaborately decorated wedding cake. Some couples have reported spending upwards of $1,000 to $1,500 on their wedding cakes, however a hot new wedding trend involving cakes has quickly been gaining some steam.

Many couples are opting to “fake the cake” and ordering a “cake” that appears to be beautifully decorated with both icing and fondant, however the inside is nothing more than tiered and layers styrofoam. These styrofoam creations can be decorated using the very same materials such as icing and fondant and can be as elaborately decorated as the couple chooses, the only major difference is these cakes are certainly not edible and can literally save the couple thousands of dollars, as they only retail for about half the cost of a regular wedding cake.

Many may be wondering how these “fake cakes” work when dealing with the whole cake cutting ceremony and the solution is quite simple. Many of the “fake cakes” come with a pre-cut knife slit that allows the couple to pretend to cut the cake and for the cake in the face smashing picture another piece of pre-cut cake is brought out from the kitchen. Another way that it can be faked is to have only the top tier of the creation be made of real cake which can be cut and enjoyed by the couple.

We all know that after the cake cutting ceremony the cake is rushed off into the kitchen and cut down for the guests to enjoy. They will never know the difference if a less expensive sheet cake is cut down in the back and served as the popular wedding dessert. “Fake cakes” work for events other than weddings as well. They are often ordered for bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteen party’s and corporate events. It is a wonderful cost saver and no one can ever tell the difference. No you can have the cake of your dreams, but not necessarily eat it too!

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Customers Rally Behind A Teen Girl Who Was Fat-Shamed At Her Job

(PCM) Coldstone Creamery customers across the nation are rallying to show their support for a teen employee who was recently fat-shamed by an incredibly rude customer at her work place.

19-year old Justine Elwood works at the Coldstone Creamery location in Layton, Utah and was utterly shocked with a customer entered the store with her two young children and after placing their order proceeded to very harshly body-shame Elwood directly to her face.

As Elwood was serving the customer she very rudely said something along the lines of “If you eat too much ice cream, you’ll look like her” referencing Elwood’s weight to her children. Yeah, mother of the year goes to that one right there! (NOT!)

However, just body-shaming Elwood to her face was not enough for this customer. She had to take things a step further and put an incredibly offensive Yelp review of the Coldstone Creamery location further fat-shaming Elwood claiming she was “disgustingly obese” and that she made the customers “appetite disappear”.

The offending Yelp review has since been taken down, however not before Elwood’s mother was able to capture a screen shot of the posting. Since the story broke people all across the nation have been leaving comments to show their support for Elwood and leaving 5-star reviews of the Coldstone Creamery location.

The offending Yelp review read:

Coldstone has been one of our favorite places to go as a family and enjoy quality ice cream, specifically the Layton location. Unfortunately, I have had a specifically unsatisfying experience the last few times we have come into the store. One of their female employees Jessie? Jennifer? J something, although she does her job, and is very polite, instantly makes my appetite disappear. I understand the need to hire bias free, but when someones looks [sic] interfere with my experience at an establishment I can’t help but complain. As a mother I don’t like my children thinking they will look that way by eating too much ice cream.Overall a good establishment with fast service, and delightful treats. We love Coldstone, just not all the employees.

Here are a few of the supportive comments Elwood has been receiving online:

It is truly wonderful to see that people are still willing to stand-up for one another especially during the holiday season. We certainly feel Elwood is a beautiful young lady and needs to keep her head held high and ignore the ugliness of others.

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